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1far/ˈfɑɚ/adverb
farther/ˈfɑɚðɚ/orfurther/ˈfɚðɚ/farthest/ˈfɑɚðəst/orfurthest/ˈfɚðəst/
1far
/ˈfɑɚ/
adverb
farther/ˈfɑɚðɚ/orfurther/ˈfɚðɚ/farthest/ˈfɑɚðəst/orfurthest/ˈfɚðəst/
Learner's definition of FAR  
: at or to a great distance in space or time
: to a great extent
: to or at a particular distance, point, or degree
: to an advanced point or extent

as far as

alsoso far as
 
— used in expressions like as/so far as I know to say that you think a statement is true but that there may be something you do not know which makes it untrue
   b  — used in expressions like as/so far as (something) goes and as/so far as (something) is concerned to mean “about (something)” or “with regard to (something)”
   c  — used in expressions like as/so far as (someone) is concerned to mean “in someone's opinion”
informal  : with regard to (something or someone)

by far

: by a great extent or degree

far and away

: by a great extent or degree : by far

far and wide

: in every direction : in many different places : very widely
: distant places

far be it from me

: it would not be correct or appropriate for me — followed by to + verb — often used when you are about to give advice or criticism and you know that you have no real right to say what you are going to say

far from

: certainly not : not at all

far gone

informal
: in a very bad, weak, or confused condition because of being sick, tired, drunk, etc.

far off

: very wrong : very far from being correct

few and far between

— see 1few

from far and near

orfrom near and far
: from distant places and from near places : from many different places

how far

: to what extent or degree
— used to ask about the distance between places

in so far as

— see insofar as

so far

: until the present time : to this point
◊ The phrase so far, so good is used to say that something (such as a project or an activity) has proceeded well or without problems until now.
: to a certain point, degree, or distance

so far as

— see as far as 1 (above)

thus far

: until the present time : so far
2far/ˈfɑɚ/adjective
farther/ˈfɑɚðɚ/orfurther/ˈfɚðɚ/farthest/ˈfɑɚðəst/orfurthest/ˈfɚðəst/
2far
/ˈfɑɚ/
adjective
farther/ˈfɑɚðɚ/orfurther/ˈfɚðɚ/farthest/ˈfɑɚðəst/orfurthest/ˈfɚðəst/
Learner's definition of FAR  
always used before a noun
: very distant in space or time
— used to refer to the side, end, etc., that is more distant

a far cry from

— see 2cry

the far left

: the group of people whose political views are the most liberal

the far right

: the group of people whose political views are the most conservative
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